Galaxy Nexus speeds past the FCC with NFCRumor
Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 15th, 2011 at 9:48 PM
Galaxy Nexus speeds past the FCC, getting ready to hit Verizon this month with NFC onboard
The Galaxy Nexus NFC smartphone saga continues as the handset passes through the FCC without a firm release date. NFC is on board as is LTE, however, the docs point out that Verizon specifically asked for VoLTE (Voice over LTE) to be left out, which probably means Big Red’s network is not ready for that feature at this time. We had heard that the 21st of November was the launch date from our sources, but in the last couple of days there have been whispers suggesting the 18th of November. So, you guess is as good as ours. That said, our sources are close to the matter. Either way we can bet that we will see the Galaxy Nexus NFC smartphone within the next week or so.
Other Samsung Galaxy Nexus NFC smartphone rumors
There are definitely a lot of questions left unanswered, like how long is Verizon’s exclusive? Which other MNOs will be taking on the device and will Google Wallet be available on any network? A new leak suggests that Verizon placed an order for 120,000 Galaxy Nexus NFC smartphones.
That doesn’t sound like a lot, which suggests that Verizon is not buying Galaxy Nexus units with confidence at this time. There is still plenty of time for more information to leak before the Samsung Galaxy Nexus hits Verizon sometime within the next week, give or take a day or two. You can find the FCC docs here. What we want to know is will you be lining up for a Verizon Galaxy Nexus NFC smartphone, waiting for it to hit another network, or waiting till next year for the HTC Edge?